Students returned to school on Monday, September 26, and parents complained about having to dig deeper to pay school fees after bursaries from the National Government-Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) were canceled.
As a result, they sought to have the funds restored, arguing that it provided them with much-needed stability in the face of the current economic crisis.
Parents also voiced their displeasure with the new high school fees statement they received, stating that the amount was extreme given the shortened school year.
In any case, they turned to innovative methods, such as making financial obligations with the schools, to fulfill the monetary responsibility. Others begged school administrators to take in-kind contributions instead of cash.
Stanley Yego begged school administrators, “Please enable parents who do not have money to pay using various means, such as offering sacks of maize, wheat, or firewood to the institutions.”
While principals argued that it would be next to impossible to operate the schools without sufficient funding. In their letter to President Ruto, they urged him to speed up the payment of the yearly capitation fee.